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Peugeot 2008: Practical information / Towing device with quickly detachable towball

Peugeot 2008 2019-2022 Owner's Manual / Practical information / Towing device with quickly detachable towball

Presentation

This genuine towing device can be fitted and removed with no need for tools.

Peugeot 2008. Towing device with quickly detachable towball

  1. Carrier
  2. Protective plug
  3. Connection socket
  4. Safety eye
  5. Detachable towball
  6. Locking/unlocking wheel
  7. Security key lock
  8. Label to note the key references

Peugeot 2008. Towing device with quickly detachable towball

  1. Locked position (the green marks are opposite each other); the wheel is in contact with the towball (no gap).
  2. Unlocked position (red mark opposite the green mark); the wheel is no longer in contact with the towball (gap of around 5  mm).

Peugeot 2008. Towing device with quickly detachable towball Trailers with LED lamps are not compatible with the wiring harness of this device.

Peugeot 2008. Towing device with quickly detachable towballTo ensure complete safety while driving with a Towing device, refer to the corresponding section.

Peugeot 2008. Towing device with quickly detachable towball Before each use

Verify that the towball is correctly fitted, checking the follow points:

  • the green mark on the wheel is aligned with the green mark on the towball,
  • the wheel is in contact with the towball (position A),
  • the security key lock is closed and the key removed; the wheel can no longer be operated,
  • the towball must not be able to move in its carrier; test by attempting to shake it with your hand.

If the towball is not locked, the trailer can become detached - risk of an accident!

Peugeot 2008. Towing device with quickly detachable towball During use

Never release the locking system with a trailer or load carrier on the towball.

Never exceed the maximum authorised weight for the vehicle - the Gross Train Weight or GTW.

Always comply with the maximum authorised load on the towing device: if it is exceeded, this device may become detached from the vehicle - risk of an accident!

Before driving, check the headlamp height adjustment and check that the lamps on the trailer operate correctly.

For more information on Headlamp height adjustment, refer to the corresponding section.

Peugeot 2008. Towing device with quickly detachable towball After use

When travelling without a trailer or load carrier, remove the towball and fit the protective plug into the carrier, to provide clear visibility of the number plate and/or its lighting.

Fitting the towball

Peugeot 2008. Towing device with quickly detachable towball

  • Below the rear bumper, remove the protective plug 2 from the carrier 1.
  • Insert the end of the towball 5 into the carrier 1 and push it upwards; it will lock into position automatically.

Peugeot 2008. Towing device with quickly detachable towball

  • The wheel 6 rotates a quarter turn anti-clockwise; take care to keep your hands clear!

Peugeot 2008. Towing device with quickly detachable towball

  • Check that the mechanism has correctly locked into place (position A).
  • Close the lock 7 using the key.
  • Remove the key. The key cannot be removed while the lock is open.
  • Clip the cap onto the lock.

Peugeot 2008. Towing device with quickly detachable towball

  • Remove the protective cover from the towball.
  • Attach the trailer to the towball.
  • Attach the cable on the trailer to the safety eye 4 on the carrier.
  • Insert the trailer plug and rotate it by a quarter turn to connect it to the connection socket 3 on the carrier.

Removing the towball

  • Grasp the trailer plug, perform a quarter turn and pull to disconnect it from the connection socket 3 on the carrier.
  • Detach the cable on the trailer from the safety eye 4 on the carrier.
  • Detach the trailer from the towball.
  • Refit the protective cover to the towball.
  • Remove the cap from the lock and press it onto the head of the key.

Peugeot 2008. Towing device with quickly detachable towball

  • Insert the key into the lock 7.
  • Open the lock using the key.

Peugeot 2008. Towing device with quickly detachable towball

  • Hold the towball 5 firmly in one hand; using the other hand, pull and turn the wheel 6 fully in a clockwise direction; do not release the wheel.
  • Extract the towball from the bottom of its carrier 1.
  • Release the wheel; it automatically stops in the unlocked position (position B).

Peugeot 2008. Towing device with quickly detachable towball

  • Refit the protective plug 2 to the carrier 1.
  • Stow the towball in its bag away from knocks and dirt.

Maintenance

Correct operation is only possible if the towball and its carrier are kept clean.

Before cleaning the vehicle with a high-pressure jet wash, the towball must be removed and the protective plug fitted to the carrier.

Peugeot 2008. Towing device with quickly detachable towball Affix the enclosed label in a clearly visible location, close to the carrier or in the boot.

Contact a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop for any work on the towball system.

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